Journalist Tina Brown falsely claimed on MSNBC that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms, and that defunding the abortion giant will harm “hard-pressed women” who depend on Planned Parenthood for mammograms.
Speaking about Trump and women’s issues Monday morning, “Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski said, “He has been holding these events at the White House. There have been at least three that I’ve noticed but I think there have been more, where he has a room full of women talking about access to capital. I know for a fact that Ivanka is trying to set up a real kind of arm of the White House that will focus on these issues. Does that not make any difference at all?”
“Well, here’s the problem,” Brown replied, “You can’t really talk about empowering women and lifting women up at the same time as taking away their ability to go to a clinic and have a mammogram, which is what happens when you defund Planned Parenthood.” (RELATED: Chuck Schumer Falsely Claims Planned Parenthood Provides Mammograms)
Brown suggested that “hard-pressed women” will “die of breast cancer” if Planned Parenthood’s funding is distributed to other women’s health centers that do not perform abortions.
Unfortunately for Brown, the truth is that Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms.
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards admitted during congressional testimony in 2015 that the abortion giant’s clinics don’t even have mammogram machines.
“We do not have mammogram machines at our health centers, and we’ve never stated that we did,” Richards testified.
Neither Brzezinski, nor her co-host, Joe Scarborough, called out Brown’s lie, leaving viewers with the false impression that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms.